Morristown Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency curriculum for medical students includes conferences, case presentations, lectures and journal review.
Emergency Medicine Conferences
Weekly conferences on Tuesday are attended by emergency medicine residents, other residents and medical students on rotation in the department of emergency medicine, and emergency medicine faculty. Medical students and rotating residents are expected to attend every conference.
Weekly 15-to-20-minute case presentations, derived from actual clinical experiences in recent rotations, simulate the format of the oral board section of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (
) examination. Specific topics in resuscitation, pediatrics and trauma are emphasized each month. Resident performance is critiqued by the emergency medicine faculty and senior residents.
Weekly lectures on emergency medicine core content topics are delivered by the emergency medicine faculty, attending physicians in related specialties and emergency medicine residents. There are eight to 10 core content lectures per month.
Three hours each month are dedicated to a review of essential emergency medicine literature, statistics and research. One conference each month is based on the critical review of literature, biostatistics and research methods with an emphasis on an evidence-based medicine approach. Other conferences include faculty selected articles that complement text book topics.